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PT. 2: Professor Hurtado on “Destroyer of the gods”

In PT. 2, Professor Hurtado discusses the unique qualities of early Christians in the Roman world, and in particular shows how Christians were unique in relation to their Jewish counterpart. Share Post:




Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies

A few weeks ago, Prof Hurtado presented his paper ‘Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies?’, a paper requested by and for publication in New Testament Studies.  In his paper Prof Hurtado forcefully challenged Performance Criticism’s ‘fixation’ with orality, and its ‘over-simplifications’ regarding the place and function of orality in the Roman era. Drawing on historical […]


Bond and Hurtado on the National Geographic Channel

Last week, Dr Bond and Prof Hurtado appeared on the National Geographic special The Jesus Mysteries. From National Geographic: Jesus Christ is one of the most famous names in the history of mankind. But Gospel writers left out crucial details about pivotal events in Christ’s life – historical moments that have been adapted, embellished and […]


A Polite Bribe: Post-Screening Discussion

After the screening of the film, “A Polite Bribe,” here a couple of weeks ago, there was a panel discussion involving the director (Rob Orlando), Dr. Matt Novenson, and myself. It is now edited and available! Share Post:


Upcoming Events: Claudia Setzer & A Polite Bribe

These are both free and open to the public: Prof Claudia Setzer (Manhattan College, New York) will give a lecture titled ‘His Blood be on  Us?: The Blame Game in Matthew’s Gospel.’ Tuesday 4th March, Lecture  Room 1, 5pm Film screening: A Polite Bribe (a docu-drama on Paul and the Jerusalem collection, directed/produced by Robert Orlando, and […]


Top Reads for the Festive Break

Samuel Hildebrandt, one of our enterprising Hebrew Bible PhD students recently asked the New College faculty if they could each recommend a book for the festive period. Here are our responses (sometimes with justifications): Dr. Sean Adams – Maren Niehoff, Jewish Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria (CUP, 2011). Niehoff examines how Greek literary and scholastic culture […]